For several years, there have been two options to adjust the ride height of your vehicle on the fly – hydraulics and airbags. Both have their strong and weak points – but the geniuses at Mittler Bros Machine and Tool have combined the best of hydraulic ride height control with the ride comfort and feel of coilovers.
This time Team Chevelle took the ’72 out to test the stock brakes and suspension.
Last issue, we began our look at coil springs – both conventional jobs and coil over examples. There’s a lot more to cover and we’ll complete the series with this segment.
Aside from shock absorbers, springs are one of the most important and often most misunderstood pieces on a car (race car or otherwise).
Tubular upper control arms with specialized ball joints can give you a suspension that can tackle just about anything you throw at it.
A number of manufacturers offer good 4-link suspension systems, but Heidts make one of the few that is truly bolt-in.
You can almost completely eliminate wheel hop by removing your leafsprings and installing a quality 4-link rear end.
No matter how much money you put into it, the rear suspension on your 70-73 F-body has one glaring shortcoming: It’s got a solid axle. There’s a way to overcome that, though. It’s called an independent rear suspension (IRS).
Mike Aguilar shows you how to tighten up the handling of your F-body by installing an IRS.
As much as the home mechanic or DIY’er wants to do everything possible to their own car, some things are better left to professionals.